Сritique of self-spectaclization and false performativity

Why the talk is inspiring?

Differently from G. Debord, I don’t speak about non-conscious or coercive spectaclization of the society, but about consumers‘ conscious spectaclization and voluntary engage into virtual matrix. This way they accumulate symbolical capital, make ideological, scene and often  simulacrum communication and reification. In this context, false performativity means disengagement into public actions, simulacrum actions for representational needs. Manufacturing of performativity coincides with production of political scenes and helps to provide centres of symbolical power and gravitation.

The talk is held on 23 November, MONDAY, 8.00 p.m. at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos av. 22, Vilnius.

The talk is held in Lithuanian with simultaneous interpretation to English.

Entrance is free of charge.



Gintautas Mažeikis

How the speaker is exceptional?

Philosopher, theorist and activist of social and political critique, author of many books and articles devoted to the topics of propaganda and symbolical thinking, destiny of dialectics of master and slave in the contemporary society of the spectacle, the concept of self-othering and conscious existential and political metamorphosis.


Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord

Why the book is worth reading?

This is the best introduction to spectacular accumulation of symbolic capital and critique of self-spectaclization and materialisation.